This book is rarely offered for free, and a little on the pricey side at 9.99, but you won’t care because this book has been called “A Lifetime movie waiting to happen”.
What does this mean?
It means the sons of Starsky and Hutch, Davis and Kent, are the next generation of buddy-cop, nighttime-soap stories. The brothers and detectives (yes, you hear right, brothers, since their dads had a relationship with the same woman) take on some of the most sadistic, vengeful, and feared criminals Bay City has ever known.
And that’s just their girlfriends.
No, just kidding.
They do take on those types of criminals. But their personal lives are just as dangerous as their professional ones, and little more steamy.
This book is told in 8 episodes, with nail-biting story arcs and surprising character arcs. Besides the hot and ready leads in the series, you’ll meet Huggy Bear’s daughter Tasha, who is their childhood friend and RN. You’ll meet their psychic friend Momo, who is anguished by his visions. You’ll meet Lucky, a hooker/snitch friend trying to get clean.
Some of their cases include Satanic cults, death matches, rape, domestic violence, fentanyl-laced heroin, and snuff films. Did I leave out murder? Now you know why the Lifetime movie reference. This book isn’t for the faint of heart, and, like their dads, Davis and Kent find themselves in life and death situations at every turn. Not just one climax. But several.
But they aren’t just hard-boiled babies. They have a soft-boiled, sensitive side too, and it shows most when they encounter victims or try to help an underdog.
If you’re a fan of the original Starsky and Hutch, you may hate this book. Or you may like it. You may hate the fact that the original characters make no appearance and are never mentioned. Chances are you’ll make up your mind by the fourth episode. But read it all the way through before deciding, because there are a lot of twists and turns. If you’re new to Starsky and Hutch, a fan of the Stiller/Wilson movie, or a young fan who wants SH to go to the next level, then buckle up for some buddy-cop drama, family conflict, relationship hell, and fanfiction tropes.
Danger. Pulp fiction lies ahead.